2 more days of chaos…

14 06 2010

Can I tell you how ecstatic I will be when we finally get the carpet installed?
No, I can’t tell you because I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn into a giant ball of sunshine.

We spent yesterday moving furniture out of our front room and into the kitchen.
1) He says, “I’ll call Teppo to come help move this stuff.”
“But I wanna help!”, I whine.
“*look of ‘woman, you’re crazy’*”
“Here here. Just because I’m creating human life doesn’t render me incapable! I need to feel useful. I will try helping you and if I don’t feel as though I can help, I will let you know. PPPLLLEAASSSEEEE.”
“Fine.”
“YEAH!”

2) Furniture included: reclining sofa, 2-piece hutch (emptied), antique sewing machine (I had no part in moving), various tables/lamps, papasan chair.
3) There will be no “before” photos of the cleaned room/carpet as we’re both torribly embarrassed by the status of the rug. It’s full of sunbleaching and vomitorium stains.  Oh, and piles of animal hair that were trapped behind furniture. I found about 400 cat toys under the hutch. We promptly apologized to Bailey, who had been blamed for eating said toys.
4) I would love to promote my adoration for Furniture Sliders.

I made granola while we were moving, which mandated breaks every 10 minutes.
I know what you’re thinking, “Granola is so earth-crunchy as it is… who makes their own.”
This girl.
And it’s damn good.

TBD’s room is painted and emptied.
The stuff from TBD’s room is scattered around our second floor; between our room and the office. So those late night bathroom runs were 100% more challenging (over the end of the bed, over the dog, around the bed frame, pass the displaced items, into the bathroom, reverse).
I do have before photos of this room as there wasn’t too much damage. We decided to replace the carpet because it was pretty much The World’s Cheapest Berber. I’ll show them to you after the paint is dry and before/after the carpet install.

Hopefully, in two days, I will be able to move about my house again, without fear of breaking toes, bashing shins or tripping over something.

Next time on Home Ownership Is FUN Theater: What it means when your contractor says, “I don’t even understand what these windows are!” . Hint: $$$.

P.S.
Curls, we totally paid someone to take out the busted carpet, haul it away and install the new carpet.


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21 responses

14 06 2010
S. Le

I’d hate all the work but getting new floor coverings is totally worth it! Did you take photos?

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Only of TBD’s room… the front room carpet makes me want to cry. There will be after photos. FOR SURE.

14 06 2010
whatigotsofar

I love paintbrush art.

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

sadly, it looks better than if I were to draw and scan.

14 06 2010
kyknoord

But I thought the obstacle course look was very “in” this season.

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

But of course! That’s why I’m rocking the hot accessory of black/blue/purple/green spotted bruises.

14 06 2010
lavenderbay

Yippee! Now you’ll be able to enjoy the new look for a while before TBD messes it all up.

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

It’s all preparation. I should just get used to having chaos. Though I did vacuum last night, just because it was the only thing I could do to make me feel like less of a piggy pig pig pig.

14 06 2010
daisyfae

i hired help to move from my old house to the condo. and i was mortified when they moved the downstairs couch – and there was enough fur for another dog. ouch.

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

I hear that. Behind the sofa it looks like some kind of small animal exploded. I figure/hope the carpet guys have seen worse.

15 06 2010
writerdood

I want to make my own granola now.
Looks like it might be cheaper to buy it though.

Glad you’re enjoying the new carpet.
Hope you got good padding under there.

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

it wasn’t too expensive… figure it made about 5 cups or so and I already had 90% of the materials on-hand.
Wicked good.
You should totally try it. It’s addictive right out of the oven.

Oh, and we sprung for decent padding…

15 06 2010
Dennis the Vizsla

Stick-figure Stephanie isn’t wearing her “do not touch the bump” shirt. That means she’s fair game!

15 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

I don’t need to wear “Back away from the bump” shirts around Steve. Figured he made the bump, he can paw at it.

15 06 2010
Tony

400 cat toys, Wow that’s a lot of redemption for Bailey. As always I love your illustrations

16 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

I never know whether to put the drawing in because I’m no artist… Bailey’s been sucking up the apologies (in the from of tummy rubs).

17 06 2010
Tony

Yes please always put them in, they are great

15 06 2010
Maggie Mae

I’m digging the illustrations. Your posts are always so well written but the illustration are like whipped cream on a hot fudge sundae.

16 06 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Okay, now I’m blushing.
I was nervous that the quality of the drawings would take away from the tale… thanks for the compliments!

19 06 2010
bevchen

OK, I’ve always wondered what granola was. Now I see. Muesli 🙂

21 06 2010
nat @book, line, and sinker

i’m so proud of you guys!!! why do the work yourself when you can hire someone and go sit on the beach instead?!?!? i knew my smarts would rub off on you eventually.

now, for those windows. that is a sucky expensive–we did a few years ago–16 windows–and it was painful. we actually cheaped out and didn’t replace the front window in the living room because it’s HUGE (read: expensive). it’s a triple pane, almost floor-to-ceiling situation. and hey, we never even go in the living room. mwa ha ha!

xoxo to my little TBD.
CWG

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